Have you ever wanted to take on an exhilarating challenge and raise funds for a charity that is close to your heart? If so, then now is your chance. The Forever Friends Appeal, the primary charity for Bath’s Royal United Hospital are looking for 18 adventurous people from across Bath, Somerset and Wiltshire to join their 95km trek across Cambodia which will journey through the ancient city of Angor Wat– known as the realm of the gods!
The Appeal team hope that in November 2016 a team of 18 fundraisers will take part in this experience of a lifetime – at the same time as raising significant funds for the charity. The current focus of The Forever Friends Appeal is the RUH Cancer Care Campaign – to raise a minimum of £8.5 million towards the build of a pioneering new Cancer Centre for the RUH. By signing up to join the trek, people will be helping to transform care for patients with cancer and their families at the RUH.
Event & Community Officer for The Forever Friends Appeal, Emily Lynch comments: “This is the Appeal’s third annual overseas trek where participants can choose to fundraise for the RUH Cancer Care Campaign or an RUH ward or department of their choice. We’re hoping that this year’s Trek to Cambodia will be our most successful yet! Our trek will start in the beautiful Siem Reap and take you through dazzling green rice paddies, jungles dotted with Buddhist temples and ruins. Trekkers will be immersed in ancient Khmer tradition, will discover the beauty of the sacred Kulen Mountain and have the opportunity to explore the jewel in Cambodia’s crown, Angor Wat”
One in two people are now affected by cancer and everyday lives are changed by this disease. The Forever Friends Appeal’s RUH Cancer Care Campaign has now raised over £7.1 million towards its minimum £8.5 million target to help fund the build of a pioneering new Cancer Centre at the hospital. This Cancer Centre will be a state of the art building, with every part designed around the needs of patients with different forms of cancer. It will transform care for patients and their families at the RUH.
Emily continues: “Last year, our Overseas Trek saw 17 inspirational trekkers journey to Northern India. Our trekkers raised over £25,000 for the RUH Cancer Care Campaign and we’re hoping that this year’s trek to Cambodia will raise even more to help us reach our target!”
If you have a passion for culture, a great sense of adventure and the desire to do something challenging to help The Forever Friends Appeal achieve its goal, sign up today to join their team. For more information, visit Cambodia Trek page or call the events team on 01225 825823.